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by sparticus
31 May 2019 20:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1213

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

Interesting sight over Mayow Park this afternoon. 3 or 4 Chinooks followed by at least 6 single- rotor helicopters. Not in typical British livery- US Maine Corps? Maybe because of a certain visitor next week?
by sparticus
31 May 2019 14:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: DRAGONFLY YOGA SYDENHAM OPENING
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

Re: DRAGONFLY YOGA SYDENHAM OPENING

Whatever the merits or otherwise of this business, I agree that the sign is far too big and intrusive and really detracts from what was the best new building on the High Street.
by sparticus
16 Feb 2019 17:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 40
Views: 6509

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

Had fish 'n chips from there on Friday night. Pretty much back to the high standard maintained by the previous management. The power of social media and the willingness of the current owners to listen to feedback seems to have done the job!
by sparticus
9 Feb 2019 14:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 6922

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Yep, and a pain in the ass losing direct Charing X services has been ever since. Because we all wanted to go to Whitechapel A matter of personal preference- I much prefer having direct trains to Whitechapel, Shoreditch and Highbury and don't miss the direct Charing Cross service at all. But of cour...
by sparticus
30 Jan 2019 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 40
Views: 6509

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

Another long-standing fan of Supreme fish 'n chip shop. Went there last Friday. Very disappointed. Might have to trek up to Penge East in future, though I never thought their offering was as good as Supreme.
by sparticus
12 Jan 2019 08:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal

Ella’s mum is reliant on public support to fund this case. You can donate to her legal costs here:
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/airpollution/
by sparticus
5 Sep 2018 06:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kennel
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Kennel

I need to find a couple of nights accommodation for the dog at the end of September. Any recommendations for either kennels or overnight dog minders please.
by sparticus
26 Aug 2018 12:46
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Floor sanding
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Floor sanding

Can anyone recommend a company to sand a couple of bedroom floors. Not machine hire- I've done it myself but m knees aren't up to it anymore. I want to pay someone to do it for me!
by sparticus
18 Aug 2018 11:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New plans for Calabash of Culture site
Replies: 38
Views: 14566

Re: New plans for Calabash of Culture site

A significant proportion of lamb and chicken sold in the UK is halal, some estimates put the proportions at 51% & 30% respectively. All the major supermarkets publish their policies on halal meat as do the major fast food chains such as Nando's and McDonalds.. McDonalds don't use halal meat, Nando's...
by sparticus
16 Aug 2018 13:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fox in house
Replies: 14
Views: 4784

Re: Fox in house

I saw a fox in the garden last summer. About 2 seconds before it was spotted by my (quite large) Jack Russell terrier. The fox managed to scramble under the fence and release itself from the dog which had it by the throat. I doubt it survived. The dog was pretty mental for a week afterwards. So, get...
by sparticus
10 Aug 2018 09:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 2629

Re: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham

https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/718783/slug-disease-pets-spreading-warning It's those bloody foreigners again! There are at least 25 species of slug found in the UK. Most of them are potentially vectors for lungworms. Lungworm is a nasty and potentially fatal disease of dogs but monthly appli...
by sparticus
30 Jul 2018 07:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 18525

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

Interesting piece in today's Guardian about Lidl and other supermarket chains wanting to open lots more stores in the London area and getting past local authority planning by building stores with affordable flats above. I imagine Aldi could be just as receptive if it meant that they would get the go...
by sparticus
16 Jun 2018 17:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 10403

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

To open in the old betting shop on the corner of Newlands Park. I for one think that St Christopher's is an outstanding Hospice and Charitable organisation and I fully support their cause and good work. However Sydenham is now a high street of Charity Shops, Estate Agents and Pound Shops. It seems ...
by sparticus
16 Jun 2018 11:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contaminated fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Contaminated fuel

My partner filled up her old Audi A4 with petrol at the filling station at the bottom of Kirkdale- on the left just before the roundabout- and said that it was a "bit lumpy" on the way home. The following morning the car failed to start. It turned over happily but the engine wouldn't "catch" Of cour...
by sparticus
22 Apr 2018 09:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Starts Wed 18 April - ELEANOR MARX: THE JEWESS OF JEWS WALK
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

Re: Starts Wed 18 April - ELEANOR MARX: THE JEWESS OF JEWS W

+1. I thought the second act was a bit baggy too, but overall it was highly enjoyable. Some excellent performances. Great that the space is being used. only gripe was the horribly uncomfortable seating.
by sparticus
16 Apr 2018 08:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 40201

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

My partner and I went it recently and it is a nice place. However, after spending £13 on two drinks - which even for London is quite expensive and not even sitting down for a minute at a non-reserved table for 2, a member of staff came up to us and told us we were in the food seating area and if th...
by sparticus
8 Apr 2018 14:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southey Street Brewery
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Southey Street Brewery

Anyone know the current situation regarding the Southey Street Brewery Tap? It was closed for refurbishment and we were promised longer opening hours but there’s nothing recent on their website.
by sparticus
4 Apr 2018 15:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More bin outrage
Replies: 7
Views: 2533

Re: More bin outrage

"Outrage" Really?
by sparticus
30 Mar 2018 18:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 40201

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

But. I have to say, I've been to plenty of gastro pubs that actually feel like pubs, for example, locally, The Golden Lion, The Westow in Crystal Palace, or The East Dulwich Tavern on Lordship Lane. The Greyhound feels like a restaurant with a bar area. I think some people on this forum are far too...